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Handstands Around the World Turns 3!

Holy cow! Three years? It seems like longer and yet not nearly that long since I finally gathered up the courage to start this little blog. But despite my fears, I felt instantly welcomed into the blogging community and I’m so thankful that you guys have stuck with me for 3 years. I took the… Continue reading Handstands Around the World Turns 3!

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Yellowstone National Park (part VII) – The Northern Section

Well, we’re here. The final post in my Yellowstone National Park saga. Today I’m going to focus on the only remaining section of the park – the northernmost portion. I concluded my previous post at Tower-Roosevelt Junction. From here, the park road travels west to Mammoth Hot Springs and east to the northeast park entrance… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part VII) – The Northern Section

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Yellowstone National Park (part VI) – Seven Mile Hole

As I promised at the end of my last post, today I bring you the second ever Handstands Around the World guest post, once again courtesy of my mom! She had so much fun writing the last one that she offered to do another. Well, the only person I know who has been to Yellowstone… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part VI) – Seven Mile Hole

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Yellowstone National Park (part V) – Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Today we’re going to talk about my favorite area of the park – the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone! I know, I know, I’m doing this all wrong. Yellowstone is about geysers and grizzly bears, not rivers and canyons. Don’t worry, I love geysers too. And bears are pretty cool. But Canyon is still my… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part V) – Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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Yellowstone National Park (part IV) – West Thumb to Canyon Village

Last week, I left off in the southeastern portion of Yellowstone National Park near Yellowstone Lake. Picking up from West Thumb Geyser Basin, today we’ll continue north along the lakeshore and up to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Yellowstone Lake is giant and also very uniquely shaped, with three protruding arms. It has a… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part IV) – West Thumb to Canyon Village

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Yellowstone National Park (part III) – Old Faithful to West Thumb and Lewis Lake

Continuing beyond Old Faithful, the majority of the thermal features are now in the rearview mirror. But what this area of Yellowstone lacks in geysers it makes up for in mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. The Firehole River flows through this area and a few small lakes dot the landscape along the main road. There is… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part III) – Old Faithful to West Thumb and Lewis Lake

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Yellowstone National Park (part II) – Norris to Old Faithful

In my first Yellowstone post, I left off at Norris Geyser Basin. From here, I’ll continue south through most of the rest of the geyser basins. Though it’s not what the park is most famous for, Yellowstone is a volcano and much of the park is a giant caldera. All of these geyser basins are… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part II) – Norris to Old Faithful